Congratulations to Tumblr user captain-irrayditation who is the winner of the weighted blanket giveaway. There were a ton of entries and I wish I was able to give every single person a weighted blanket. Hopefully there will be more giveaways in the not too distant future.
Looking for Input from Women Who are Late/Mis/Un-Diagnosed
I’m writing a pair of articles for the Autism Women’s Network about the high rates of late, missed and misdiagnosis in women on the spectrum. If you’ve experienced any of these and would be willing to be quoted in the article, please take a look at a short questionnaire I’ve put together to collect more information on the topic. There are five questions but feel free to answer even one if it applies to you and you’d like to participate.
Nat is Blogging!
Nat, who is a frequent and prolific commenter here (as Quarries and Corridors), has a new blog. The latest post Understanding the ‘Spectrum’ in Autistic Spectrum is a great take on the different ways that the spectrum concept can be interpreted. I especially enjoyed the color wheel/slider bar analogy. I guess you’ll have to go read it to see what I’m talking about. :-)
My Wall is Bare
Yesterday I took down all of the sticky notes that made up my book outline. Having a visual reminder really kept me on track and I now have a 55,305 word draft.
Yesterday I reverse outlined all of the chapters into a mini legal pad so I can see at a glance what I have and start thinking about what i need to research and fill in to make each chapter complete.
The Survey Answers Keep on Coming
I brought over another 20+ sets of survey answers yesterday. As long as they continue to come in, I’ll keep bringing them over. I’ve only been managing to do it every few weeks but I promise nothing will go unposted, even if it takes me awhile to get them done. Links to all of the survey posts are here.
Another Hiatus Coming Up
I’m going on another big adventure. This must be my year for big adventures. I’ll be gone from the end of September until the middle of October. I’m not sure if I’ll get to do another one Monday post before then so I’m mentioning it here just in case. There’s a chance I’ll post from on the road but it’s slim. Mostly likely, all you’ll get is a lot of silence. We’ll see.